UNC shows its humane face
Source: The Sangai Express / Newmai News Network
Imphal, August 24 2011:
The United Naga Council (UNC) has said it has exempted the transportation of medicines and other life saving drugs as well as medical oxygen with immediate effect from the purview of its indefinite bandh on humanitarian ground.
The UNC, however said those transporters carrying these life saving drugs and oxygen should possess some sort of documents to prove their authenticity.
Meanwhile, giving vent to its anger, the UNC alleged that the Government of Manipur would only use its force on the Naga protestors but decided to remain mute when "others" resorted to even violent means of protest.
The United Naga Council pointed out that there have been several instances when force were used on the Naga protestors by the State Government.
"But the Government of Manipur chose to remain mute when there have been violent agitations on the National Highways by volunteers of the Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee in the last 24 days," rued the UNC today.
Driving home its point, the UNC alleged that many Naga protestors got injured yesterday in Chandel district when the Manipur police commandos tried to foil the protest rally.
"As soon as we have just started our agitation the Manipur police started using their might against our peaceful protestors," rues the UNC today.
The UNC began its protest from August 21 .
Meanwhile, it was reported that over 150 vehicles coming from Moreh town were turned back by the Chandel Naga People's Organisation (CNPO) volunteers along the NH-39 in Chandel district on Wednesday.